Submitting completed applications in person
Validity of passports
Passport processing times
Monday - Friday: 09:30 -12:30hrs
Tel: 030 2207 2108 (within Germany)
Tel: +49 30 2207 2108 (outside Germany)
Submitting completed applications
Completed application forms may be submitted in person at the
Embassy during office hours.
Postal applications should be sent to:
Embassy of Ireland
If you decide to post your application, we strongly recommend
you to use registered mail (Einschreiben) or a reputable courier
service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or
documents lost in transit.
- Infants (up to age 3) are issued with a 3 year
- Children aged 3-17 are issued with a 5 year passport.
- Persons aged 18 and over are issued with a 10 year
In certain cases (e.g. where a previous passport has been lost or
stolen), the Passport Office may restrict the validity of a
All passports are processed by the Passport Office in Dublin.
The current processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks,
providing all documentation has been supplied and is in
Please note: The practice of Exchange/Replacement Passports has
been discontinued. Therefore, if a passport holder wishes to change
an aspect of his/her passport (e.g. the passport is damaged, there
are no more visa pages left or a change of name on passport is
required), a new passport must be applied for and the appropriate
fee paid in full.